Mystery

N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me." —Sir Isaac Newton A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdös wrote and co-authored over 1,500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. At the age of 83 he still spent most of his time on the road, going from math meeting to math meeting, continually working on problems. He ...

Sacred Weeds

"In many cultures, distant in place or time from our own, there are special plants that give rise to strange visions and hallucinations. Experiences we associate with illegal drugs, that which for these other cultures, are thought to be a gateway to another world." Sacred Weeds was a four part television series of 50 minute documentaries investigating the cultural impact of psychoactive plants on a broad array of early civilisations. The series was filmed at Hammerwood Park by the producer, Sarah Marris, and her production company TVF. It was broadcast in the summer of 1998 on Channel 4, a British television network. The Reader in European Pre-History at the University of Oxford, Dr Andrew Sherratt, was the ...

Zoo

"My secret is out now. Everybody in the world knows what I did. I was evil. I was evil because I had love for my animals more than most people do." In 2005 a bizarre new story spread from the sleepy rural town of Enumclaw, WA -- a man died of internal injuries sustained while attempting a sexual act with a horse. It was discovered the man was part of a small group of zoophiliacs -- people who crave erotic contact with animals -- and that they had been engaging in various activities with local animals for some time. While investigating the incident, Washington police authorities discovered the state had no laws on the books concerning bestiality, and Sen. Pam Roach ...

What We Still Don’t Know

"The Universe is still a place of mystery and wonder. As a cosmologist, I am exhilarated that we can make some progress towards tackling what seem very fundamental questions. These programs focus on: Was there a beginning? Whether we are alone? What's the future of the cosmos? What is the nature of reality? With each advance, new questions come into sharper focus. The key issue is what we still don't know." ARE WE ALONE? Sir Martin explores the possibility that life exists on planets beyond our own. He unveils an unsettling scientific debate that has startling consequences for us Earthlings. Do you believe in aliens? If not, a quick glance through these pages might change your mind! WHY ARE WE HERE? Everything you thought ...

What the Bleep Do We Know?

"Have you ever stopped for a moment and looked at yourself through the eyes of the ultimate observer?" Filmed in Portland, Oregon, What the Bleep Do We Know blends a fictional story line, documentary-style discussion, and computer animation to present a viewpoint of the physical universe and human life within it, with connections to neuroscience and quantum physics. Three directors are devotees of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment and JZ Knight/Ramtha.[7] Some ideas discussed in the film are: * The universe is best seen as constructed from thought (or ideas) rather than from substance. * What has long been considered "empty space" is anything but empty. * Our beliefs about who we are and what is real are not simply observations, but rather form ourselves ...

Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age

"Science says that humans exactly like us have existed for 100,000 years, but so far archeology has only been able to find evidence towards civilization about 10,000 years ago with the onset of agriculture. What puzzles me is what were we doing with ourselves during the previous 90,000 years." –Graham Hancock Between 17,000 years ago and 7000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, terrible things happened to the world our ancestors lived in. Great ice caps over northern Europe and north America melted down, huge floods ripped across the earth, sea-level rose by more than 100 metres, and about 25 million square kilometres of formerly habitable lands were swallowed up by the waves. Marine archaeology has been possible ...

Uncertain Principles

"So the physicists today were left with this intolerable paradox really; that sometimes light looks like waves, sometimes like particles. And I think it's fair to say that most of them were so upset by this they swept it under the carpet and said we won't bother about that, but of course some people persisted and through their persistence, modern quantum theory eventually was discovered." Simply put, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle states that it is impossible to know both the exact position and the exact velocity of an object at the same time. However, the effect is tiny and so is only noticeable on a subatomic scale. Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) was a German physicist who helped to formulate quantum mechanics at the beginning ...

UFOs: The Secret Evidence

"A handful of foo fighter sightings could be dismissed as pilot error, but there were hundreds, if not thousands. Could they really just be the hallucinations of tired or terrified men?" 'Call me Einstein, Flash Gordon or just plain crazy, but I know what I saw!' declared civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold, referring to the nine strange aircraft he'd seen flying rapidly in formation over Mount Rainier, Washington on the afternoon of 24 June 1947. It was, however, not the shape of the craft themselves but the way they had moved through the sky that would fix itself in the popular imagination. 'They flew like a saucer would if you skipped it across water,' Arnold told reporter Bill Bequette of the East Oregonian ...

UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied

"Somewhere in the back of your mind, you've always known it was true." Special Features: Trevor James Constable - Critter footage that has never been released for over fifty years that reveals entities that exist in the invisible Ultra-Violet spectrum. Image Tampering - Learn what to look for and where to find structures on the Moonand Mars that have been hidden from you through deliberate tampering by NASA. Moon - Mars Anomalies - A collection of photos containing highly unusualstructures and other objects you aren't supposed to know about. Suppressed Inventions - UFO and other related technologies. Infra-Red UFO Footage - Featuring George Ritter's Infra-Red footage. (Excerpt from main website)

Time Trip

"Time is the most mysterious object in the universe you can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t touch it yet it’s everywhere, that’s the paradox of time." Horizon's Time Trip is a thrilling journey deep into the strangeness of cutting-edge physics - a place where beautiful, baffling ideas are sometimes indistinguishable from the utterly crazy. On this journey, we meet a time-travelling pizza, a brilliant mathematician in a ski mask and even God. The journey ends with a strange and dark conclusion - one which calls into question our very existence. Ever since Einstein showed it was theoretically possible, the quest to travel through time has drawn eccentric amateurs and brilliant scientists in almost equal numbers. The amateurs include Aage Nost, ...